4 INCH CHOPPED TOP, STRONG RUNNING 355CI MOTOR, 4 SPEED MANUAL, SWEET PICKUP
If you're tired of looking at the same old trucks all the time, perhaps this 1972 Chevrolet C10 will grab your attention. Not only is the Chevy one of the best-looking trucks of the early '70s, but this one has a chopped profile and bulging rear fenders that give it the look of a predatory muscle car, not a working-class hauler, and that is very cool indeed.
Yes, the top is chopped... four inches, to be exact. It's still highly recognizable as a C10 stepside, but now it has a low, lean, muscular stance that really makes it look nasty. The work is expertly done, with the windshield posts laid back to meet the roof, the vent windows neatly trimmed to work in the shrunken side window openings, and custom-cut glass that looks great. The black paint is nicely done, too, giving the truck a low-key look that lets the chopped roof do most of the talking, but politely reminding you not to mess with this pickup. The stepside bed certainly helps, always giving the regular cab pickups a hunkered-down look, and to make it even more complete, it still wears a full set of original badges on the front fenders, as if to imply that the chopped top is something the factory might have done. A full tonneau cover on the bed gives it a sleek profile and the smoothie tailgate looks great from behind. Taillights were faired into the rear fenders and there are bright chrome bumpers at both ends, just for a little contrast.
Twin black bucket seats continue the muscle car theme inside, and they're a big improvement over the original vinyl bench. New carpets, a thick steering wheel on a tilt column, and a wide center console all help with the performance feel when you settle in behind the wheel. The original gauges are already some of the most attractive of the era, and they're joined by a column-mounted tachometer and some neatly installed auxiliary dials in the original gauge openings. A Clarion AM/FM/cassette stereo in the dash provides some entertainment, but I'll wager you never use it once you start driving. The shifter for the 4-speed manual gearbox falls easily to hand and with the chopped roof, it definitely feels like a sports coupe inside, not a commercial vehicle. It's all very tastefully done.
A 355 cubic inch Chevy V8 provides the power, and it's plenty entertaining considering the relatively lightweight truck behind it. The Chevy Orange powerplant is dressed up with chrome valve covers and a matching air cleaner, while the hardware underneath is tried-and-true. The Holley 4-barrel carburetor, Weiand intake manifold, and long-tube headers provide snappy throttle response and a great torque curve, but it never gets cranky. The engine bay is tidy but not over-detailed, so you don't have to worry about driving it and having some fun, and thanks to the 4-speed manual gearbox, fun is practically guaranteed. A rugged 12-bolt rear end hangs on coil springs and it exhales through a pair of snarling Flowmaster mufflers with cool tips just ahead of the rear wheels. The stance is just about perfect with staggered 245/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich radials.
A radical truck that's so nicely built that you don't even notice how very different it is until you park it next to a stock one. It's also a blast to drive and has the moves of a real 2-seater, not a truck. Call today!
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